MLK Jr. Almost Never Was, MLK Jr.

From the book, “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move The World” by Adam Grant.

They agreed to form the Montgomery Improvement Association and launch a bus boycott, and one of the attendees nominated [Martin Luther] King [Jr.] for the presidency. “It had happened so quickly that I did not even have time to think it through. It is probable that if I had, I would have declined the nomination,” King reflected. Just three weeks earlier, King and his wife had “agreed that I should not then take on any heavy community responsibilities, since I had so recently finished my thesis, and needed to give more attention to my church work.”
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